An exhibition showcasing three artists work who have all been diagnosed with Parkinson’s is being held at Square Chapel, Halifax.
From June 3 to June 26 the illustrations of Paul MacDonald, poems from Phil Beckett and Faux Doe (textile art) pieces by Leanne Owen will be exhibited at Square Chapel from 10am-5pm Monday-Friday and on Saturday’s 11am-3pm.
Each artist was forced into taking into early retirement due to the progressive neurological degenerative condition that Parkinson’s causes to the body and the mind. But since their retirement from their chosen careers each artist, either by accident or design, have found their Silver Lining.
Paul MacDonald said: “So you are diagnosed with Parkinson’s- now what? Faced with a long term progressive disease that makes simple everyday activities like dressing and eating become increasingly effort full what do you do? Well understandably you’d spend some time under the dark cloud that’s descended upon you. But given that it looks unlikely that it’s going away any time soon, perhaps it’s worth checking if there is, like they say a silver lining to every cloud. At the risk of getting a serious soaking of course.”
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